Daily Archives: August 1, 2018

World’s most powerful Nissan GT-R makes 3,500 horsepower

The standard Nissan GT-R is no slouch with 565 horsepower coming from a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 , but this GT-R is something else. If the car looks familiar, that's because it's currently the world's quickest GT-R in the quarter mile. The Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R set a 6.88-second quarter-mile run with a trap speed of 222.93 mph. That happened...

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Hennessey’s 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the crank! We've already seen HPE take the HPE1000 Demon down...

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This man loves VW Golfs so much, he owns 114 of them

Do you have a favorite car? Are you fortunate enough to own it? Josef Juza has a favorite car and it's the Volkswagen Golf. He doesn't own just one, however. Juza currently owns 114 Volkswagen Golfs. “When I sat in a Golf for the first time I just had the feeling that this car had been built for me alone," he said in a statement. "The seat position...

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The Rock gifts custom Ford F-150 to his longtime stunt double

Having someone recognize hard work and dedication is always a positive experience, but when it's someone like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he goes above and beyond. As in, gifting his longtime stunt double a custom Ford F-150. Johnson posted the touching video to his Instagram showing him surprise his stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed with the new pickup...

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Kia recalls Sunset Yellow Stingers to respray cracked paint

Owners of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers at this point are likely aware of chipping and cracking paint finishes, and the brand has acknowledged the problem and will remedy the situation. First reported by Australian publication Car Advice last month, Kia confirmed it will recall all Stingers finished in the beaming yellow hue for repainting. A Kia spokesman has...

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Ferrari improves painting process

Always looking for ways to improve its production process, Ferrari has a new paint that reduces energy consumption at its plant and improves the resistance of the painted surfaces. The paint has been developed in collaboration with supplier PPG and offers several benefits. It incorporates a specially formulated clear coat that makes it possible for a car to...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS first drive review: stylish, safe, and comfortable

Growing up in Sindelfingen, Germany, as the daughter of a Mercedes-Benz engineer who worked on three generations of the E-Class, Jennifer Schefczik heard the same thing over and over. “Child, the E-Class is always about style, safety, and comfort,” her dad told her. Some 20 years later, Schefczik works as the U.S. product manager for the E-Class...

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Lynk & Co. reveals 03 sedan

Lynk & Co. has unveiled its third model, a compact sedan called the 03. It joins the 01 and 02 compact SUVs in Lynk & Co.'s expanding lineup and will hit Chinese showrooms late this year. It makes its debut in September at the Chengdu auto show. Lynk & Co. first burst on the scene in 2016 with the 01 and followed it up this year with the 02, and...

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BMW drops price of car subscription in battle with rivals

Car subscriptions are uncharted territory for major automakers, especially as it remains unclear how much partakers will be willing to spend for the ability to swap in and out of cars nearly seamlessly. BMW is the first to realize it perhaps asked a bit too much. The German brand has slashed the monthly price of its Access by BMW subscription from $3,700 to...

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots and video

Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen's expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at the 2016 Geneva auto show with the T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below). The production model keeps the T-Cross name, just as we've seen with the...

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